This extraordinary book written in 1894 will come into its own one day. If it was required reading for every University student we would be living in a very different world. I have read it three times, and read bits of it often. It is difficult to read but the very striving to read it is transforming.
This book seeks to assist us to understand our own consciousness. We think that we are free because we can make our own choices but when we examine how we make our choices we find that we are not free at all.
What about our motives? Are we game to look at whether our motives are conscious or unconscious? Until we can be fully conscious of our motives we are not free.
"Nature makes man merely a natural being; society makes him a law-abiding one; only he can make himself into a free being."
I would encourage anyone and everyone to take a look at this book and think deeply about what it has to say to us.